"It's late in the evening and the
music of Bob Dylan is pouring through
a nondescript hall in the hill town of
Shillong in north-eastern India.
On stage, Lou Majaw, the hill town's premier
rocker-poet-troubadour, is belting out the Dylan
standards - a ritual that he's been faithfully
performing for the last 34 years on the singer's birthday.
It all began sometime in 1972 when Majaw began a folk
festival to "honour Dylan" at a small auditorium on the
after he heard the seminal album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.
Since then, the Dylan fest has played out every 24 May at
homes, parks, and halls."
Article by Soutik Biswas
BBC News, Shillong